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Setting up a T/C Encore 'Yote Gun

 
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:46 PM
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Setting up a T/C Encore 'Yote Gun

Hi guys,

I took delivery of a stainless Encore frame today. I have plans to make it my coyote pistol for out to around 500 yards, but I am not sure how to proceed.

The plan is to put a 15" heavy stainless .223 barrel on (1:9?), maybe also a 6mm BR. I want to find someone who can do a custom muzzle for me, a short "bloop tube" so I can use a flip-up scope cap on the muzzle. Any suggestions for a barrel source?

The trigger is kind of . . . well, an Encore trigger I guess. I've done trigger work before on other guns. I was thinking of getting a Bellm spring kit and seeing what will result.

The grip is kind of big for me, or my trigger finger is a little short, or both Are there good aftermarket grips that correct that? Laminate is good. Camo laminate is better. I will need a forend too; both with sling studs.

I have some scopes and rings, but need a base. Do you guys think this kind of deal warrants a sloping base?

Scott
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:58 AM
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If you use the Burris rings (plastic inserts) it will likely give you all the adjustment you need for LR.
Bellm products have worked great for me.

As far as calibers/bullet choices for yotes I surely defer to Steve (sscoyote). He sould help you as he has taken a number of yotes with SP's through the years.

MGM has consistently produced good barrels for TC's and has been reasonable in their time frame on orders. I think they typically use Shilen.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:59 PM
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I got my first coyote with a Contender in 6tcu, kinda like a 223 on steroids. I'm now using a Savage Striker in 22-250 that I rebarreled with a McGowen barrel with a faster twist.
The Bellem springs will help a lot!
I would check out Jim at INDEX
Great guy to do business with and should be able to help you out with one that fits better.

Mike
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:02 AM
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Mike's selection of a faster-twist 22 centerfire is a good idea. This will allow u to shoot the higher BC 68-75 gr. bullets that should perform better at the longer ranges. I would also suggest the bigger 6mm cartridges if u're trying to get to 500 consistently. The 87 V-Max, and bigger will get u there. I don't know how big a cartridge since i don't shoot TC's. Somebody else might help there. I rmember the 6mm Super Bower comes to mind.?
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:06 AM
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Thanks, guys.

I am thinking 6mm BR is about the biggest I want to do right off the bat.

I was thinking some about shooting this thing in the field. It will be hard to get a shot from a low position, so I was thinking about shooting from a tripod. The idea would be to fix a flat plate to the top of a camera tripod, and use a wide, flat-bottomed forend.

Has anyone shot froma setup like that? How do you guys handle shooting over grass?

Scott
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:33 AM
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I use an extremely small folding, lightweight aluminum mini-table I found at wal-mart. Then I shoot off of a bi-pod and mini-field bag (filled with corn-cob media - underneath the grip).

I spray painted the alum table flat black and have used it for deer.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:20 PM
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You mean something like this, it is adjustable from sitting on the ground to using a folding chair and is rock steady.
nmhunter

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